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Primary school pupils to be taught that boys can have periods too in a bid to tackle stigma surrounding menstruation

Primary school pupils in the UK will now be taught during sex education that boys can have periods too.New sex education guidelines given to teachers was approved by Brighton Council in a bid to tackle stigma surrounding menstruation.According to the guidelines: "Trans boys and men and non-binary people may have periods”, adding “menstruation must be inclusive of ‘all genders’.”The guidelines also orders that “bins for used period products are provided in all toilets” for children of all genders and that trans pupils and students should be provided with additional support from a school nurse if needed.The council said it was also “important for all genders  to be able to learn and talk about menstruation together”.A council spokesman told the Sun Online: “We believe that it’s important for all genders to be able to learn and talk about menstruation together. We recommend including boys in our lessons on periods and opportunities for girls to discuss issues in more detail if needed.They added: “We are working to reduce period poverty. By encouraging effective education on menstruation and puberty we hope to reduce stigma and ensure no child or young person feels shame in asking for period products inside or outside of school if they need them.“Our approach recognises the fact that some people who have periods are trans or non-binary.”The post Primary school pupils to be taught that boys can have periods too in a bid to tackle stigma surrounding menstruation appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.

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